Mid-Course Correction
Using Student Evaluations in the Middle of a Semester

Under the guidelines of the Faculty Update form, faculty are required to examine their end-of-term student evaluations with an eye to improving their teaching. Such improvements will benefit future classes but come too late to help the students who filled out the surveys.

This discussion will present models for designing and using mid-course evaluations so that instructors can receive valuable feedback that will allow them to make strategic changes.

Another way to acquire deep, nuanced feedback from students is to use a method known as ''Small Group Instructional Diagnosis'': a confidential service now provided by CAT in which other professors meet your classes, distribute a short questionnaire, and then lead small group discussions on how the course is going: what works, what doesn't work, what needs improvement. Participants of the workshop who wish to avail themselves of this service will be placed at the top of the list.

All interested faculty are encouraged to come, learn, and share. This workshop is especially recommended for new faculty.

  • Led by: Dr. Elliott Hammer (Psychology) and Dr. Todd Stanislav (Biology and CAT)
  • Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2005
  • Time: 12:15 - 1:05 PM
  • Location: Library 501
  • Sponsor: CAT

Tags: assessment, mid-course evaluations
Format: uncategorized
Event ID: 00487

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